George Lester’s Boy Queen is a meaningful and relatable debut

Boy Queen is the debut novel from George Lester, published via Macmillan Children’s books.

Life’s a drag until you try . . .

Robin Cooper’s life is falling apart.

While his friends prepare to head off to University, Robin is looking at a pile of rejection letters from drama schools up and down the country, and facing a future without the people he loves the most. Everything seems like it’s ending, and Robin is scrabbling to find his feet.

Unsure about what to do next and whether he has the talent to follow his dreams, he and his best friends go and drown their sorrows at a local drag show, where Robin realises there might be a different, more sequinned path for him . . .

With a mother who won’t stop talking, a boyfriend who won’t acknowledge him and a best friend who is dying to cover him in glitter make up, there’s only one thing for Robin to do: bring it to the runway.

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Boy Queen is a fun but very meaningful debut from George Lester that explores the LGBTQ community through the eyes of a gay teen. It’s relatable, relevant, often funny and a novel that truly explores discovering who you are.

It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, ultimately Boy Queen is that book that shows you the importance of learning from others and being true to who you are as someone will always love and value you, even if it’s not the people you expect it to be.

Boy Queen is that book that needs to be on a book shelf in every library as it’s one everyone can learn from.

You can pick up your copy of Boy Queen here.